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Jumpgate: The Babylon 5 Re-Watch Podcast

Andrew Eigel

A look back at J. Michael Straczinski's epic Sci-Fi TV show! Where it started, how it got there, where it went, and why we still adore it, even 20 years later!

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Jumpgate: The Babylon 5 Re-Watch Podcast
Jan 13, 2019 Andrew Eigel
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Thank you to all our fans and Patrons who helped keep our podcast going for five years! Join us for the last time, as we nail shut one of the best sci-fi series EVER! From all of us here... at Jumpgate Central... Nick, Jinny and Andy... We love you all! :-)
Jumpgate: The Babylon 5 Re-Watch Podcast
Dec 17, 2018 Andrew Eigel
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A human, digging where he shouldn't, finds a crypt full of shining spheres, and steals one containing the essence of an entire civilization. Escaping attack, the archeologist flees to Babylon 5, with Soul Hunters hot on his heels! Meanwhile, Zach must deal with a holobrothel in Downbelow, defended by a snarky owner, and an even snarkier lawyer. In his quarters, the lost souls begin to exert control over the archeologist, and through him, the station's reactor! Lochley, Garibaldi, and Zach must...
Jumpgate: The Babylon 5 Re-Watch Podcast
Dec 17, 2018 Andrew Eigel
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Babylon 5 was the last of the Babylon stations. There would never be another. It changed the future. And it changed *us*. It taught us that we have to create the future, or others will do it for us. It showed us that we have care for one another, because if we don't, who will? And that true strength sometimes comes from the most unlikely places. Mostly, though, I think it gave us hope, that there can always be new beginnings... even for people like us. Thank you for coming along on this amazing...
Jumpgate: The Babylon 5 Re-Watch Podcast
Nov 19, 2018 Andrew Eigel
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G'kar has gone off to find adventure with Lyta, leaving T'Lon to ride herd on the irascible Narn True Believers. Garibaldi steps into leadership of Edgars Industries, and brings along some surprising wingmen. Franklin leaves a Generalist in charge of Medlab. Vir puts on Londo's shoes... and they aren't too tight. President Sheridan and Delenn leave for Minbar, and salute those who take up the mantles of leadership they leave behind. A terrible split-second betrayal by Lennier sends him into...
Jumpgate: The Babylon 5 Re-Watch Podcast
Nov 12, 2018 Andrew Eigel
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Machinations abound as the last assassin of the series makes one final attempt on a major character, this time it's Garibaldi. G'Kar confronts his biggest fanboy, Lyta remains bound in a cell (and she kinda likes it?), and Mars' newest representative - former rebel leader Number One - shows up, as does Lise Hampton-Edgars. Will the assassin, sent by the Edgars Industries Board of Directors, take out the newly-sober Garibaldi? Will G'Kar's followers be the death of him? Will he and Lyta find...
Jumpgate: The Babylon 5 Re-Watch Podcast
Nov 5, 2018 Andrew Eigel
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G'Kar returns to Babylon 5 and a teeming mass of his fellow Narn await him - philosophy groupies wanting to sit at his feet... and then hoist him WAY up over their heads. They even have *action figures*! Meanwhile, Garibaldi's drinking finally collapses into it's inevitable outcome: professional censure. President Sheridan puts his wayward Head of ISA Intelligence on ice pending Garibaldi getting his s**t together. Meanwhile Lyta's anti-PsiCorps efforts, funded by G'Kar's money, have been...
Jumpgate: The Babylon 5 Re-Watch Podcast
Oct 22, 2018 Andrew Eigel
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After years of plotting and manipulation, the Drakh finally have Centauri Prime in their grasp as their final play for power comes to a crushing conclusion. Delenn and Lennier are still adrift in hyperspace as Sheridan races to curtail the damage done, both to the Centauri and to the trust so carefully built in the Alliance. G'Kar and Londo say goodbye, Emperor Virini is de-bugged, and the giants left their telepathic weapons all over the playground, this week on Jumpgate!
Jumpgate: The Babylon 5 Re-Watch Podcast
Oct 9, 2018 Andrew Eigel
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As the major Alliance fleets pressure Sheridan to attack Centauri Prime in retaliation for their now-proven unprovoked raids, Delenn is sent to Minbar to ask the Grey Council for help in curbing their enthusiasm. Meanwhile, Vir sends Lyta and Franklin back to the Drazi homeworld to recover Centauri bodies lost in the fighting, leading to a horrifying discovery. Londo raps with the Emperor, G'Kar pukes, and 500,000 credits is a small price to pay, this week on Jumpgate!
Jumpgate: The Babylon 5 Re-Watch Podcast
Sep 24, 2018 Andrew Eigel
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It's all falling apart for our heroes. The Centauri are censured and blockaded after all the evidence collected by our heroes and the Rangers is presented to a stunned Interstellar Alliance council, which deliberately excludes Londo. In the wake of damning proof and Londo's dismissive rebuttal, the former non-aligned worlds begin actively hunting down any Centauri they can find... ships and people. Leaving Vir in charge of diplomacy on B5, Londo returns to Centauri Prime with G'Kar at his side,...
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Sep 9, 2018 Andrew Eigel
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Old themes and minor betrayals infuse this episode like a shot of whiskey in your coffee. Lennier's spycraft finally yields the intel the Alliance needs, after tracking a Centauri ship back to a hidden base. Lyta takes up a long-standing offer and secures a deal for telepath genetic material with G'kar. Delenn defuses Sheridan with the truth. And Garibaldi must finally decide what he wants: Oblivion, or life on Mars with Lise. We just recently discovered we don't *have* a pleasure threshold,...
Jumpgate: The Babylon 5 Re-Watch Podcast
Aug 27, 2018 Andrew Eigel
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Delenn meets Lennier in Downbelow to offer the Ranger trainee a covert mission: enter Centauri space and follow up on the evidence she and Sheridan have collected in order to attain solid proof that the Centauri are behind the attacks on Alliance shipping. He departs B5 bound for Whitestar 27, which has been retasked to serve as a platform for advanced Ranger training in deep space. Meanwhile, Londo adroitly trolls the Drazi through a bug in Vir's groceries and surprises his loyal aide with a...
Jumpgate: The Babylon 5 Re-Watch Podcast
Aug 12, 2018 Andrew Eigel
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Ace Blip-hunter Al Bester is on the case of a runaway Mindshredder, who keeps a secret worth killing for! Joined by two talented proteges, Al tracks the murderous rogue telepath to the notorious Babylon 5 station, deep in Epsilon sector. With time running out, and one of his apprentices already slaughtered in cold blood by a deranged mundane in thrall to the killer, can Al Bester bring the Mindshredder home before more of Psi-Corps' children fall to his brutal living nightmares? Find out this...
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Jul 29, 2018 Andrew Eigel
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G'Kar must deal with a growing religious movement surrounding the bootleg publication of his memoirs, forcing him into a role for which he's not quite ready. Meanwhile, Garibaldi falls into a bottle on Drazi homeworld, which leads to the death of a longtime friend, not to mention the pilot he was after, who had a lead on the mysterious ISA shipping attacks. Franklin takes a promotion, Sheridan declares war on Earth (with the help of a snarky Delenn) and Londo gets a view of his true inner self,...
Jumpgate: The Babylon 5 Re-Watch Podcast
Jul 15, 2018 Andrew Eigel
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The Byron Situation plunges headlong into chaos as Bester, under Earthgov jurisdiction, directs his bloodhounds to run down the violent splinter group of telepaths, who respond by holding medlab hostage! Shocking revelations from Byron finally reveal his ugly backstory, and Garibaldi faces off with Bester, but is neurally blocked from pulling the trigger to end the life of his tormentor. Hostage situations are for losers, so join us for a delightful summer barbecue, this week on Jumpgate!
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Jul 1, 2018 Andrew Eigel
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Byron and his remaining telepaths turtle-up in Brown Sector, repelling any attempt by Lochley's people to cut through. As the remnants of the violent faction ramp up their misguided offensive with weapons theft and neatly-penned graffiti, Sheridan and Delenn ride herd on the ISA council, who are suffering from ever more destructive raids on their shipping by an unknown aggressor. Meanwhile, back on Centauri Prime, Londo and G'Kar have a discussion about Spoo, which leads to a forgotten cell in...
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Jun 10, 2018 Andrew Eigel
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The telepath situation charges toward a muddled and violent conclusion under Byron's misguided leadership, as he stands before the ISA and demands a planet for his people, or else he will publicly reveal everyone's porn search history! Meanwhile, Londo and G'Kar face even more layers of treachery and conspiracy on Centauri Prime, when a familiar and mysterious alien saves Londo's life. Byron is blind, Delenn truly sees, and the Drakh are conveniently telekinetic, this week on Jumpgate!
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May 29, 2018 Andrew Eigel
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On the evening of a Brakiri comet, a section of the station becomes the otherworldly stage for communion with the souls now lost to Mollari, Lennier, Lochley, and Garibaldi. Meanwhile, Sheridan and Delenn host intergalactic comedians Reebo and Zooty (played by the inimitable Penn and Teller). Join us for one of the best episodes of the series, penned by none other than the legendary Neil Gaiman! May the Comet bring you wisdom, this week on Jumpgate!
Jumpgate: The Babylon 5 Re-Watch Podcast
May 14, 2018 Andrew Eigel
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More telepaths, more problems, this time with a talented telekinetic, whose arrival (and the consequent chaos in Downbelow) throws Bryon squarely into Zach's sites. As the attrition between the telepath colony and their aggressors mounts, Byron is desperate to quell the violence. But the secrets hidden deep within Lyta's Vorlon-enhanced brain might destroy his pacifism forever. Meanwhile, Franklin discovers yet another species' genocide, this time in the history of the Hyak, and a genetic...
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Apr 29, 2018 Andrew Eigel
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Bester returns to B5 under the official sanction of Earthforce to bring in Byron and his followers, which forces Lyta to choose sides, and sets Garibaldi and Lochley at even greater odds. Londo once again dodges an attempt on his life, and G'Kar is assigned to be his offical ISA bodyguard at the Centaurm, much to the delight of Delenn and G'kar. But what's really important is Byron's sense of decor: part vampire, part poet... ALL Byron. Will Lyta fall under the spell of his poetry? Will Londo...
Jumpgate: The Babylon 5 Re-Watch Podcast
Apr 14, 2018 Andrew Eigel
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In the company of their instructors, two Rangers-in-Training visit Babylon 5, and quickly become emroiled in a schoolyard smackdown of yet another crime boss who is hilariously unprepared for how badass the Good Guys have become. Meanwhile, Lochley has to deal with a paranoid Garibaldi, a suspicious Delenn, and the legacy of... um... SOMETHING... between her and Sheridan. We have yet to determine something the Pak'Ma'Ra WON'T eat, this week on Jumpgate!
Jumpgate: The Babylon 5 Re-Watch Podcast
Apr 1, 2018 Andrew Eigel
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Bo and Mack aren't your average maintenance techs. For almost 5 years now, they've kept B5 spinning, despite periodic plagues, political upheaval, and (ugh!) bugs. They've got a lot to say about our heroes, and we're along for the ride, as they encounter Lochley, Garibaldi, Sheridan and Delenn, all struggling to repel an opportunistic military incursion of an unknown alien race from beyond the Rim. Eh, whatever... just another day on Babylon 5. Join us this week as we ask: So, what'd you bring...
Jumpgate: The Babylon 5 Re-Watch Podcast
Mar 18, 2018 Andrew Eigel
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Border raids in Drazi space threaten the Enfili, a peaceful race who send a dying ranger to B5 to ask for protection from the new Interstellar Alliance. But forging the alliance was never going to be easy for Sheridan and Delenn, not even with the musical words of G'Kar the Warrior Poet. Garibaldi seeks help from Byron and Comapny, eventually sending Lyta to get the job done. Are the Telepaths a cult? Do Drazi actually sweat under pressure? Be quiet, my muse is speaking to me! This week on...
Jumpgate: The Babylon 5 Re-Watch Podcast
Mar 4, 2018 Andrew Eigel
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While sampling some newly-imported Brivari, Londo collapses in a massive hearts-attack. Meanwhile, Lennier decides to tackle his unrequited love for Delenn in the only way he knows how: to risk death and dismemberment in the Rangers. As the cast maintains a death watch over an unstable Mollari in medlab, the Ambassador himself does emotional battle with the righteous forces of his own conscience. Join us as we hear Andy quote Miracle Max - "Hey! What's so important? What you got here...
Jumpgate: The Babylon 5 Re-Watch Podcast
Feb 25, 2018 Andrew Eigel
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The time has come to renew our begging. We're not proud. Or tired. :-) In order to entice our Constant Listeners to part with their hard earned cash, we offer even more quality content, FOR FREE! This right here is Part One of an over THREE HOUR Conspiracy Theory Digression! This chunk contains a rundown of David Icke and the Lizard People Conspiracy by our dear friend Matt, (Jinny and The Nick have recused themselves from such sillyness) but you can hear Ryan cover Men in Black and Andy jump...
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Feb 19, 2018 Andrew Eigel
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A super-effective killer sends a dead Ranger to Babylon 5 along with a message: Sheridan will be killed before he can be sworn in as the first President of the newly-formed ISA! Meanwhile, new station commander Elizabeth Lochley strides into the scene as a worthy successor to Ivanova. And when a band of rouge telepaths show up lead by a mysterious man named Byron, it may be up one of his followers to save Sheridan from assassination... Like, seriously, the Energizer Bunny has nothing on this...
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Feb 4, 2018 Andrew Eigel
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OUR 100th SHOW!!! And a perfectly appropriate TV Movie to mark the event! An aged Emperor Mollari spins a tale of the Earth-Minbari War to his young wards, kept safe in the Palace during an attack on Centauri Prime. In the greatest act of fanservice ever rendered to His People, JMS fills in all the blanks you never knew were there, from young Johnny Sheridan's rise to command, a teenage Susan Ivanova's tearful goodbye to her doomed brother, G'Kar's opportunism, and Delenn's regret. The story...
Jumpgate: The Babylon 5 Re-Watch Podcast
Jan 20, 2018 Andrew Eigel
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Wait... what? What are you DOING here!? You KNOW how bad these DrunkCasts are, and yet still, you persist in listening! I can only assume you took a sharp blow to the head over the holidays and your taste in podcast content has changed so drastically that not even your own family recognizes the new you! ...No? Ok, ok. But this one is the worst one yet. It has us all... *weary sigh* SINGING. While drunk. It's as bad as you might expect, and frankly has no business being included in the feed with...
Jumpgate: The Babylon 5 Re-Watch Podcast
Dec 18, 2017 Andrew Eigel
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How do Our Heroes deal with DEATH? How does it affect them? What choices do they make because of it, or in spite of it? How do they move on? Have they been changed? We answer all these and MORE in the SEASON FOUR WRAP-UP!!!
Jumpgate: The Babylon 5 Re-Watch Podcast
Dec 10, 2017 Andrew Eigel
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Part two of this massive, amazing season finale! We've created the podcast you would have wanted, and now we leave the internet for the last time... Just Kidding! We'll be back next week with our Season Four Wrap-Up!
Jumpgate: The Babylon 5 Re-Watch Podcast
Dec 3, 2017 Andrew Eigel
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A mysterious figure in the far future recovers data nearly lost to time on the eve of the solar system's imminent immolation by our exploding sun. These last records, turning points in human history, are the final pieces of The Story. From the beginning of the Third Age with self-satisfied talking heads, to the fascist EarthGov of 2762, through the Monks of the Great Burn, and into the deep future. FAITH MANAGES, this week on Jumpgate!
Jumpgate: The Babylon 5 Re-Watch Podcast
Nov 25, 2017 Andrew Eigel
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The war is won, but not without consequences. Marcus, drained of life by the alien healing machine, leaves behind a distraught Ivanova. Sheridan loses his Earthforce commission but gaines the ISA Presidency and a new life, wedded to Delenn. The Rangers guard the walls, Londo and G'Kar marvel at human weddings, and the season effectively wraps with one of the coolest monologues of the series... this week on Jumpgate!
Jumpgate: The Babylon 5 Re-Watch Podcast
Nov 24, 2017 Andrew Eigel
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From Andy: I tried, you guys. I tried SO HARD to fit this cool little thing into the next episode... but it just didn't belong *anywhere*. Instead, I decided to post it as a short meditative interlude. A small moment of beauty amidst our daily chaos. Or maybe you think it's a nugget of pretentious drivel. *shrug* Either way, here ya go, ENJOY! Jumpgate Episode 95 - Rising Stars will post on Sunday Nov. 26th!
Jumpgate: The Babylon 5 Re-Watch Podcast
Nov 19, 2017 Andrew Eigel
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All the pieces fall into place for the rebel armada as they begin their final assault on Clarke's forces in the solar system. Featuring secret psychic techno-zombies, five courageous commando dwarves, pinpoint whitestar hyperspace jumps, and a full-on Macross Missile Massacre! Join us for the RISE OF THE EVERYMAN, this week on Jumpgate!
Jumpgate: The Babylon 5 Re-Watch Podcast
Nov 12, 2017 Andrew Eigel
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Daring Rescues! Chases! Escapes! Space battles! TRUE LOVE! Our heroes stage a last-minute rescue for Sheridan, lead by Lyta, Franklin, and a freshly refurbished Garibaldi. Meanwhile, Ivanova's Whitestars go head to head with dangerously Shadow-enhanced Earthforce ships to clear the way for the final push to Earth! We never watch TV, this week on Jumpgate!
Jumpgate: The Babylon 5 Re-Watch Podcast
Sep 25, 2017 Andrew Eigel
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In one of the finest episodes of the series, JMS gives Sheridan and an EarthGov interrogator the David Mamet treatment. A game of mental chess played through exhaustion dances through assertions of freedom and order, truth and facade. Can Sheridan say "No, you won't" one more time than they say "Yes, you will"? Find out this week on Jumpgate!
Jumpgate: The Babylon 5 Re-Watch Podcast
Sep 16, 2017 Andrew Eigel
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Sheridan, exhausted and in the iron grip of Plot Necessities, heads to Mars on Garibaldi's word that his father has been captured. After a really cool bar fight scene, so is Sheridan. Meanwhile Edgars indulges in a monologue, Bester wins the day, and we can't WAIT to see what comes next, this week on Jumpgate!
Jumpgate: The Babylon 5 Re-Watch Podcast
Aug 21, 2017 Andrew Eigel
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Mars. Three times we've visited on this show, and three times, nothing good has come of it... except for Franklin, who got laid. I never thought there'd be any more stories to tell here, but Edgars proved us all wrong. I hope our fans can see that... someday. Murder and betrayal are thick in the domes tonight. Thicker than this prose... thicker than the plot of this episode. And when Sheridan tells Franklin of his plans for the psyche-sicles, his apprehension is heavier than a telepath at an...
Jumpgate: The Babylon 5 Re-Watch Podcast
Aug 6, 2017 Andrew Eigel
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Pushed to the breaking point by Clarke's attacks on civilian vessels, Sheridan brings the remaining Whitestar fleet to bear on human battleships blockading Proxima colony, which is held under the thumb of the criminal president's repressive executive orders. Engaging their own people is fraught with risk though, as the game changes from Chess, to Poker, to an MMA cage match in space! Mutinee! Explosions! Reversals! Oh, yeah, and Garibaldi leaves B5 to head to Mars for a pow-wow with Edgars, or...
Jumpgate: The Babylon 5 Re-Watch Podcast
Jul 24, 2017 Andrew Eigel
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Vorlan-Enhanced Telepath Lyta Alexander finds herself long on powers and short on cash. Enter Al Bester with a deal: Re-join PsyCorps and give us your corpse (eventually), and rake in a hefty paycheck. Meanwhile on Minbar, Delenn enters the Starfire Wheel, and stares down the Warrior caste with the steely gaze of pure righteous conviction. Will Neroon save the day? Will Zach EVER be comfortable? Just how badly did Bester scramble Garibaldi's brains? Find out, this week on Jumpgate!
Jumpgate: The Babylon 5 Re-Watch Podcast
Jul 10, 2017 Andrew Eigel
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Delenn decides to take a dangerous meeting with Neroon to negotiate a way out of the rising Minbari civil war, while the religious caste aboard her ship plots a highly misguided mass suicide in protest. Meanwhile, back on B5, Sheridan discovers the Joy of Trolling, as he uses nothing but the truth to inspire the Non-Aligned Worlds to agree to Whitestar patrols along their borders. Join the Minbari religious caste as they say "You'll be SORRY when we're DEAD!" This week on Jumpgate!
Jumpgate: The Babylon 5 Re-Watch Podcast
Jun 26, 2017 Andrew Eigel
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Susan heads down to the Great Machine to ask DRAAL for enough power to serve the Voice of the Resistance, and meets a familiar squirrelly friend. Meanwhile Garibaldi takes on a new client - Lise Hampton-Edgars, his old fiance - who's mission to deliver a vital biological sample back to Mars puts him at odds with Zach and B5 security, as well as team of tenacious telepaths. For the record, it's pronounced "ZATHRAS!", this week on Jumpgate!
Jumpgate: The Babylon 5 Re-Watch Podcast
Jun 12, 2017 Andrew Eigel
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Steven and Marcus are having one hell of a honeymoon on Mars, as they bring Resistance forces to a common cause with Babylon 5. Sheridan decides to instigate a counter-attack against Clarke's propaganda across new battle lines (clever episode title reference here). Meanwhile, Delenn goes to investigate recent attacks on B5 shipping, only to encounter her blurriest enemy yet: the terribly mysterious DRAKH! This week, on Jupmgate!
Jumpgate: The Babylon 5 Re-Watch Podcast
May 29, 2017 Andrew Eigel
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Ivanova kicks Sheridan out of his office for some well-deserved R&R, while Stephen and Marcus race towards Mars to meet their contact in the Resistance, a man calling himself Captain Jack. Meanwhile, Garibaldi's secret Psi-Corp conditioning drives him even more rogue, and he agrees to hand over Sheridan to Earthforce agents. Rituals of verification run in parallel as the Resistance checks out Our Heroes' credentials, and Delenn and John check out each other's pleasure centers... under the...
Jumpgate: The Babylon 5 Re-Watch Podcast
May 21, 2017 Andrew Eigel
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In an effort to not saddle our Patreon folks with a three hour monster Digression this month, we have elected instead to share Part One of our rollicking deconstruction of Fight Club, one of Andy and Jinny's favorite movies of all time! Joining them this time around, and making his podcast debut, their teenage son (also referred to as Son#1), John! Visit us at our Patreon Page to give as little as a dollar a month to enjoy a big monthly chunk of expanded content! PLEASE ENJOY OUR PATREON LINK:...
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May 15, 2017 Andrew Eigel
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Ivanova finds an alien artifact floating in hyperspace that is as mysterious as it is enormous. When it's brought back for study IPX shows up, agreeing to share their research with Sheridan. And like every other eldritch artifact constructed by an evil and unknowable entity from beyond the stars, eventually this one wakes up, driving half the station violently insane! THIRDSPACE is the first Babylon 5 TV movie we've covered since The Gathering, and stands as special extra bonus episode of...
Jumpgate: The Babylon 5 Re-Watch Podcast
May 7, 2017 Andrew Eigel
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Delenn is summoned back to Minbar to face her clan. Driven to righteous apoplexy by a thousand years of inflexible dogma, they force her to find mnemonic proof in the Whisper Gallery that marrying John Sheridan will not besmirch their sacred honor, and their even *more* sacred DNA. Meanwhile, Marcus and Stephen are ordered to make contact with allies on Mars... and they have to take the l-o-n-g way around, due to the Earthgov blockade. Oh, yeah, and Zach uniform STILL doesn't fit! This week on...
Jumpgate: The Babylon 5 Re-Watch Podcast
May 3, 2017 Andrew Eigel
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When Zach catches an ISN news crew trying to sneak camera equipment aboard the station, Sheridan and Ivanova come *this close* to throwing them out an airlock. Dan Randall, ISN's slimiest reporter, convinces the command staff that he will be Fair and Balanced in how he portrays conditions on the rebellious station. But the Clarke Regime's truth is a brutal karate melee, and Randall is a master of Tongue Fu. Join us in righteous burning outrage, this week on Jumpgate!
Jumpgate: The Babylon 5 Re-Watch Podcast
May 2, 2017 Andrew Eigel
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We're hard at work producing a METRIC TON of Jumpgate content this month (thus the delay on the new episode this week), but we couldn't go on without offering a huge THANK YOU to our constant listeners, and especially to all your kind donations on Patreon! So sit back, relax, and enjoy some smooth jazz while we name-check our Patrons and show off the new hardware!
Jumpgate: The Babylon 5 Re-Watch Podcast
Apr 10, 2017 Andrew Eigel
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Our old pal Bester returns again to Babylon 5, this time with a bargain: He will tell them of an impending attack in exchange for a little side trip to Z'Ha'Dum to scavenge for data that can free his frozen love from the Shadowtech she was implanted with. Sheridan and the others approve, but arrive just in time for an earth-shattering Z'Ha'dum-KABOOM! G'Kar gets a fitted for a new eye, Garibaldi calls it quits, and Lyta just wants some freakin' respect... this week on Jumpgate!
Jumpgate: The Babylon 5 Re-Watch Podcast
Mar 26, 2017 Andrew Eigel
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In what felt like a Season Finale, all the Galactic threads are wrapping up faster than the other First Ones can blow up a Vorlon planet-killer! Londo, back on Centauri Prime, finally deals with the Morden problem once and for all. Meanwhile, in space, Sheridan and the ARMADA of Light thrust their defiance in the face of gods, forcing their edifice of ideology to crumble! GET THE HELL OUT OF OUR GALAXY!!! This week on Jumpgate!
Jumpgate: The Babylon 5 Re-Watch Podcast
Mar 16, 2017 Andrew Eigel
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Londo and Vir procure a really cool prop with which to finally assassinate Cartagia, and G'Kar gets ready to break the chains that bind. Sheridan sends a Walter White-star on a suicide mission, luring the Shadows into a final confrontation with the Vorlons... and also THOUSANDS of ships of the Army of Light! To strive, to seek... eh, you know the rest! This week on Jumpgate!
Jumpgate: The Babylon 5 Re-Watch Podcast
Feb 26, 2017 Andrew Eigel
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Londo and Vir make the final arrangements to eliminate Emperor Cartagia by getting him to oversee a show trial for G'Kar on Narn. Meanwhile back on B5, Our Hero's plan to take care of the intolerable Darth Kosh issue, with the help of Lyta, a giant ring of raw power, and just a leetle bit of Alien Space Magic. Sheridan! Lorien! (what's left of) KOSH! BY THEIR POWERS COMBINED!!! This week on Jumpgate!
Jumpgate: The Babylon 5 Re-Watch Podcast
Feb 11, 2017 Andrew Eigel
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Sheridan and the Alien Space Wizard return to Babylon 5, as does a paranoid Garibaldi. Ivanova and Marcus discover All The Vorlons schlepping through hyperspace, bent on planetary annihilation. G'Kar must scream or die. Lyta finally stands up to her abusive Vorlon, at her peril. And Londo and Vir advance their insane plans to kill an even more insane Emperor Cartagia. Welcome to Fourth Season; try to keep up! This week on Jumpgate!
Jumpgate: The Babylon 5 Re-Watch Podcast
Jan 30, 2017 Andrew Eigel
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Alien Space Wizard Lorien is back to rap with Sheridan about some far-out Daoist life philosophy, while Dr. Franklin has a heart-to-heart with his log recorder, Delenn wastes away in her quarters, and Garibaldi is... well... that would be telling, wouldn't it? G'Kar and Marcus trash a bar on a Centauri colony world in search of Garibaldi's missing Starfury, while Delenn decides to return to Z'Ha'Dum with as many Rangers and Whitestars as they can muster to determine if John is REALLY dead, and...
Jumpgate: The Babylon 5 Re-Watch Podcast
Jan 16, 2017 Andrew Eigel
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Londo returns to Centauri Prime, only to find Emperor Cartagia doing his best Caligula impression. Vir is recalled to their homeworld, and murder is afoot as Londo plots Impericide. Susan and Delenn each struggle with the apparent death of John Sheridan at the Shadow homeworld of Z'Ha'Dum, where he put a crater the size of Nebraska in the surface. Garibaldi remains missing, John is roasting marshmallows in a cave with an authentic Alien Space Wizard, and Darth Kosh is still a *major* dick, this...
Jumpgate: The Babylon 5 Re-Watch Podcast
Dec 31, 2016 Andrew Eigel
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Ok, look, we've been *through* this already, okay? We're drunk. We watch Babylon 5 *while* being drunk. We curse. It's... unpleasant under the best of circumstances. But this? This is an ATROCITY and should NEVER be listed to by anyone, EVER! ... Oh, I see. You already downloaded it? Well, alright, then. But don't say we didn't warn you. Exogenesis is one of the shakiest eps in Season Three. Have a Great New Years Eve, and we'll see you in January with Season Four of Jumpgate!
Jumpgate: The Babylon 5 Re-Watch Podcast
Dec 21, 2016 Andrew Eigel
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HEROES AND VILLAINS! Yep, it's that time again! We wrap up the whole of season three by breaking down our characters into how they're seen by the forces at work around them, as both heroes and villains. Delen as a dangerous Zealot attempting a Coup! Zach as The Reluctant Mole in Night Watch! Vir, of course, as THE GREAT LINCOLNI! This week, on Jumpgate!
Jumpgate: The Babylon 5 Re-Watch Podcast
Dec 5, 2016 Andrew Eigel
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John Sheridan's dead wife Anna - late of IPX via Z'ha'dum - inveigles Sheridan to follow her to the titular Shadow homeworld, after the painful and probably humiliating spanking he gave their fleet last episode. Certain of the trap awaiting him, Sheridan concocts one of the most insanely Human (and brutally effective) battle plans yet... one that will leave him deep underground, at the mercy of million-year-old middlemen. Join us as we scream "DIE IN A FIRE YOU PSYCHOPATHS!!!" ......
Jumpgate: The Babylon 5 Re-Watch Podcast
Nov 28, 2016 Andrew Eigel
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The Army of Light has had enough: it's time to ambush the ambush. Sheridan and Delenn bring all the non-aligned worlds' ships to bear on what is probably the bulk of the Shadow fleet in a powerful and defiant counterattack that will cement the Army's forces into a cohesive veteran fighting force. Meanwhile, Franklin, at the end of his Walkabout, finally meets himself after getting stabbed in the gut in Downbelow... and boy is he an a*****e. And then Anna Sheridan shows up, alive. Wait, WHAT? No...
Jumpgate: The Babylon 5 Re-Watch Podcast
Nov 14, 2016 Andrew Eigel
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Londo sets a cunning trap for his rival, Lord Refa, while a small cadre of religious leaders from Earth pass along information from the Terran Resistance which proves vital to the war against the Shadows. This episode has it ALL: profound wisdom, Narns, a romantic kiss, intrigue, lies and deceit, betrayal, chases, escapes, monologues, violent death, you name it! We're Z-minus-14 Days and counting, this week on Jumpgate!
Jumpgate: The Babylon 5 Re-Watch Podcast
Oct 31, 2016 Andrew Eigel
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The position of Ranger One is conspicuously vacant after Jeff's one way trip back in time, and Delenn is nominated to succeed him. This pisses off Neroon, who (in typical Warrior Caste fashion) believes he is better qualified to lead... and nevermind those troubling paranoid delusions about Delenn's motives that he harbors. Meanwhile, Garibaldi investigates a missing station level, and discovers the worst B-plot of the entire series. Can Marcus delay Neroon long enough for Delenn to finish the...
Jumpgate: The Babylon 5 Re-Watch Podcast
Oct 17, 2016 Andrew Eigel
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Lyta Alexander rejoins our Heros at the same time as the new and improved(?) Kosh arrives at the station. She joins Delenn and Sheridan on the Whitestar as they head out to pick a fight with a Shadow vessel. Meanwhile, Steve Franklin, no longer in command of MedLab, wanders through B5's darker places and meets a troubled lounge singer who leads him back to himself. The new Kosh is METAL AS F#$K! This week on Jumpgate!
Jumpgate: The Babylon 5 Re-Watch Podcast
Oct 3, 2016 Andrew Eigel
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The One Who Was... The One Who Is... and the One Who Will Be... are: unstuck in time, wandering around Babylon 4, getting kicked around by what's left of the Centauri, aging prematurely, switching space suits, diving through ducts, beating up security guards, kissing Delenn, kissing Sheridan, and saving the galaxy by taking the mantle of VALEN. Time travel gives us a headache - we're just gonna lie down for awhile... this week on Jumpgate!
Jumpgate: The Babylon 5 Re-Watch Podcast
Oct 3, 2016 Andrew Eigel
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This is it guys the OTHER SIDE of the Babylon Squared story! Who was Zathras? Why was Sinclair old? Why was Delenn there? Is Garibaldi *really* losing his hair that quickly? All these things and more are answered when Ambassador Sinclair gets a letter from 900 years in the past... from HIMSELF! Nobody listens to Zathras, this week on a special two-parter of Jumpgate!
Jumpgate: The Babylon 5 Re-Watch Podcast
Sep 19, 2016 Andrew Eigel
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Mr. Morden returns to the station, causing strife, death, and despair - so, like, a normal Tuesday for him. Meanwhile, the fragile new alliance built by the Army of Light needs a victory, and Sheridan is the only one who can secure it, by way of getting in Kosh's face and telling the Vorlons to put up or shut up. Elsewhere, Franklin's addiction to stims comes to a head, causing him to seek answers after resigning his post. Londo's love Adira turns up poisoned just as she arrives on the station....
Jumpgate: The Babylon 5 Re-Watch Podcast
Sep 4, 2016 Andrew Eigel
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Bester is found found floating in space by Sheridan, and quickly brought on board the station at gunpoint. Seems he's on the trail of a missing weapons shipment which hides a terrifying secret: the weapons are powerful runaway human telepaths, rounded up and given to the Shadows to use as psychic plug-in power cores. Among the sleepers is Caroline, the woman Bester loves, so their war is his war... for now. Join us this week for deep fried pickles, Superman 3 references, and OMFG tractor beamz!...
Jumpgate: The Babylon 5 Re-Watch Podcast
Aug 21, 2016 Andrew Eigel
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A man claiming to be King Arthur directly from old Earth legend gallops aboard the station, notably sans coconuts. Marcus and Franklin investigate this noble madman, and eventually discover his heartbreaking secret... but not before G'Kar and Arthur smite some thieves in Downbelow and get properly pissed afterward (What else do you do after a good fight?). Join us for nerdy literary quotes, Narn-Fu fighting, and the WORST subplot all season! Do NOT f**k with Postal Service, this week on...
Jumpgate: The Babylon 5 Re-Watch Podcast
Aug 10, 2016 Andrew Eigel
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So, this isn't a normal podcast in any sense. You could call it an experiment. We called it FUN! With Jinny gone on vacation, join Nick and Andy as they cover one of Nick's favorite topics - ORCS! - in an epic freewheeling digression free of comical glares and heavy sighs. From Warhammer to Tolkien, we let ourselves ramble on and on (and on and on) and maybe chant a little, too! ORCS! ORCS ORCS! ORCS!
Jumpgate: The Babylon 5 Re-Watch Podcast
Jul 18, 2016 Andrew Eigel
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Londo contends with a minor bug infestation, while Vir contends with something far more terrifying: a new bride at his doorstep, set up by a well-meaning Uncle back on Centauri Prime. A Narn declares a blood oath, Vir finally gets some action with the Scary Girl of his Dreams, and thousands of Narn escape a locked room, this week on Jumpgate!
Jumpgate: The Babylon 5 Re-Watch Podcast
Jul 5, 2016 Andrew Eigel
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Delenn attempts to set up a ceremony of rebirth in the wake of recent tensions, but is cut short by the vicious remnants of Nightwatch, who kidnap her and a visiting Minbari ship captain. Sheridan, Marcus, and Lennier spring into action to track down the terrorists, and along the way they confront deep truths and startling revelations! We're not repressed anymore, this week on Jumpgate!
Jumpgate: The Babylon 5 Re-Watch Podcast
Jun 21, 2016 Andrew Eigel
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Two Earth warships whose commanders oppose Clarke's regime arrive at the station badly in need of supplies and repairs. General Hague is dead, and Clarke's forces are hot on their tail, leaving Sheridan and his fellow captains with the only choice they have: win or die. This episode features amazing space combat, Delenn embracing her inner badass, and the decisive showdown that fully sets the Conspiracy of Light on the path they were always meant to follow! This week on Jumpgate!
Jumpgate: The Babylon 5 Re-Watch Podcast
May 24, 2016 Andrew Eigel
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Nightwatch makes its move, forcing Zach to finally decide to get a better tailor. With martial law looming and angry mobs in the Zocolo, Sheridan makes a fateful decision to rid the station of Nightwatch once and for all. G'Kar is on an early release program due a bad case of station riots, and for the second time in this series we get to say "Thank God, it's the NARN!" This week on Jumpgate!
Jumpgate: The Babylon 5 Re-Watch Podcast
May 10, 2016 Andrew Eigel
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An IPX archaeologist reveals to the Conspiracy of Light that she witnessed a spidery Shadow ship being excavated from Mars nearly a decade ago, and a second one was recently found on Ganymede! In a risky covert op, Sheridan, Delenn and Lennier head for the Jovian moon to make sure the vile vessel is destroyed, or die trying! Meanwhile, G'Kar takes part in Narn-O-Wri-Mo, Susan get schooled in ancient Ottoman history, and that fun-loving President Clarke declares martial law... this week, on...
Jumpgate: The Babylon 5 Re-Watch Podcast
Apr 25, 2016 Andrew Eigel
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Mysterious deaths and the disappearance of Marcus' friend Duncan in Downbelow prompt Marcus to initiate an investigation, eventually dragging Dr. Franklin along behind. What they discover surprises everyone in the audience who was expecting a really terrible trope. Oh, and also, Susan and Corwyn's Massive Awkwardness is truly something to behold. This week on Jumpgate!
Jumpgate: The Babylon 5 Re-Watch Podcast
Apr 12, 2016 Andrew Eigel
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Bester returns to B5 on the trail of a highly addictive drug called Dust, which enables mundanes to telepathically devour their victim's memories. With his abilities suppressed by psi-blockers, Bester and Garibaldi track down the dealers the old fashioned way, before chaos ensues. Meanwhile, G'kar has other plans for the Dust dose he ordered... plans that include a psychic smackdown of his old nemesis Londo Mollari. Jinny says "Get out of my heeaaad!!" this week on Jumpgate!